Thursday, May 19, 2016

Wonderful News!

First, our new website is up and running - and it's beautiful - hooray! HUGE thanks to my wonderful assistants and apprentices for their help - our Green Tribe is a talented bunch, for sure!


This year is the first year that I'm offering both a Gaian Herbalism apprenticeship and a Sacred Studies certificate course.
I have so much to teach, and I can't wait to share it with you!

From its humble beginnings as one or two students following me around in the woods and helping me make gardens to a full-blown year-long, monthly immersion program, my apprenticeships have always been a mix of the sacred and the scientific, the magic within the medicine. That tradition of falling madly in love with the Green World has stayed firm. Won't you join us?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Summer Camps and Retreats are open for registration!

Beloveds, we are so excited to offer our first ever Summer Camps and Ritual Retreats! I've been a counselor, director, leader, and teacher, and attendee at summer camps and retreats for years, so you can imagine how tickled I am to have the chance to create these ones:
Mama Gaia's Herb Camp and the Young Women's Wisdom Camps are designed especially for the old souls and goofballs, the daydreamers and free spirits, the young people who love nature and yearn to be a part of something meaningful and sacred, and who need a place where they can be proud of being themselves. Kids and teens deserve a magical, safe, and welcoming space where they can be creative and silly and utterly wowed by how cool the world is and how awesome it is to be part of Nature. They need a chance to sink into the sacred. They need to learn the skills they need to stand true to themselves, to practice self care, and to take care of the Earth and each other. And they need to be loved for who they are, how they are, every day.
That's what these camps do.

Payment Option
Choose Your Camp!
Name of Camper

June 25th 10am-June 26th 4pm
New Moon Wisdom Weekend: A Retreat for Tweens and their Wise Women
Calling all moms, aunties, grandmas, and mentors of tween girls (ages 10 to 13) - this is your chance to connect with the special girl in your life as she bridges the gap between girlhood and womanhood! Girls, this is a chance for you to see the adult in your life not just as "nanna" or "mom", but as a trusted friend and guide who can support you on your journey. Together we'll play, laugh, roast marshmallows, share stories, and explore what growing up means. Join us for a magical, tech-free weekend of love, music, craft, and celebration. We'll finish our retreat with a Women's Circle Ceremony, where we commit to respecting ourselves, honoring each other, and supporting our girls as we welcome them into their womanhood!

July 23rd 10amJuly 24th 4pm
Young Women's Wisdom Weekend: A Ritual Retreat for Teens and the women who love them.
Moms, aunties, grandmas, and mentors - this is the weekend you've been waiting for! Reconnect with the young woman in your life as she discovers her gifts, stretches her wings and begins to fly. Teenage women (age 14-18), this is a chance for you to bond with the adult in your life not just as "nanna" or "mom", but as a trusted friend and ally who can support you on your journey. Together we'll sing, drum, play games, create art, explore women's healing traditions like yoga, massage, and herbalism, and share s'mores and stories around the fire! We'll finish our retreat with a Women's Circle Ceremony, where we commit to respecting ourselves, honoring each other, and supporting our girls as we welcome them into their womanhood!

Gourmet vegetarian meals include: 1 breakfast, snacks, 2 lunches and 1 dinner (please let us know if there are special dietary concerns). 
Tent camping, please provide your own camping materials (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad). Please bring appropriate outdoor gear. More information will be emailed to you upon registration.

Payment Option
Choose Your Weekend!
Name of girl/teen
Name of accompanying adult(s)
Summertime, here we come!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Woodland Dance Party (and some Autumnal advice)

It is getting colder and darker, that's true, but fear not! In this video I'll share some loving hints to help you stay happy and healthy during this time of transition, Green Witch style! Blessings,
Blackbird's Daughter

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sacred Gaia Herbal Apprenticeship

Honoring the Wild Wisdom of Nature, within and without 



Have you been craving a spirit-centered relationship with the Earth? Do you want to grow your practical, sacred, and intuitive skills as an herbalist, healer, Shaman? Is your soul calling out to Gaia…and is Gaia calling to your soul? This 12-month Certificate course is open to any individual who feels drawn to cultivating a deep, reciprocal, and joyful relationship with the Green World.

Woven naturally through the Year Wheel, we will:

  • Explore the ways that the season's patterns influence our own journeys.
  • Discover the primary body systems through multiple healing traditions, including Wise Woman, Western herbalism, Native wisdom, Ayurveda, and others.
  • Build our own medicine chests of tinctures, syrups, powders, flower essences, teas, and salves
  • Prepare nourishing foods and drinks including mead, lacto-fermented foods, teas, spices, and wild edibles
  • Assemble a comprehensive materia medica and herbarium of wild and local herbs.
  • Create ritual tools including a pendulum, herbal wisdom oracle deck, Sacred perfume, smudge sticks and medicine pouch.
  • Hone your plant identification and wildcrafting skills
  • Develop your intuition through dowsing, plant communication, sacred journeying
  • Explore archetypal patterns and plant and animal totems
  • Create sacred space and individual and group rituals including building altars, vision boards, creative journaling, and celebrating lunar stages, Solstices and Equinoxes.
Apprenticeship Includes:
  • On-going assignments
  • Skype and phone check-ins
  • Working in Jessica’s in home apothecary

Are you ready to unlock your own Inner Wild Wisdom?

Apprenticeship meets in and around Williston, Vermont on: Sept 26-27, October 24-25, November 15th, November 25th (Skype Circle), December 19-20th, January 23-24th, February 20-21, March19-20, April 9-10, May 21-22, June 4-5, July 16-17, Aug 1-2

Cost: $1200. To hold your space, a deposit of half the tuition is required by Sept 16th unless otherwise agreed, and payment plans are available to those who require them. I offer this program at a low cost with the goal of making this wisdom available to more people. In return, I ask that participants agree to share some of what they learn with others, that the cycle of wellness spreads. This knowledge is our birthright. It is high time we claim it and pass it on.

To apply, email Jessica at or call (802) 578-7931.


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